Beekeeping Class

The University of Missouri Texas County Extension Beekeeping Class will be held April 28th and 29th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. each night at Texas County Extension Office, Houston, MO. Registration is $85 and includes a class book and resource manual.

Now is the time to think about keeping bees this year. Beekeeping requires advanced planning, education and preparation. Most people come to the class interested in bees, want to learn how bees fit into the world, and to learn what it takes to be a beekeeper. Everyone is welcome, those who are new to honey bees, individuals who are looking to start a new hobby, as well as beekeepers who want to update and refine their knowledge.

University of Missouri Texas County Extension offers beekeeping classes to help build a network of beekeepers that continue to grow and learn about the importance of beekeeping, to teach the importance of bees to our community and to help those interested in knowing more about beekeeping learn to help support honey bees.  Participants will learn about equipment, sources of bees, and how and when to start your own hives.

Join us in a bee keeping workshop to learn how to produce healthy, happy bees!

Pre-registration is required by April 23, 2014, register in person or call the Texas County Extension Office, 417-967-4545. Questions may be directed to Amy Patillo, Ed.D. at patilloa@missouri.ed


South Central Missouri AG News

Logan Wallace, Howell County livestock specialist, and Sarah Kenyon, Oregon County agronomy specialist, will be publishing an online newsletter monthly.To get more information on a topic, contact Logan at or Sarah at We hope you enjoy the current newsletter: January 2013 (PDF).


 Regional Hay School Presentations

This program  focused on the topics of economics of hay production, forage options, hay quality issues and testing, fertility management, wrapped balage management, hay storage, feeding to keep losses low, and nutritional needs of livestock.  To view or print the presentations, click on the link below.